How much do bartenders earn in California?
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How much does a bartender make?
In the United States, the average pay for a bartender as of July 2022 is approximately $15.56 per hour. That works out to be approximately $30,337 per year and $2,334 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.
Comparing bartender salaries
DirectlyApply has seen bartender salaries ranging from a high of $25.00 per hour to a low of $8.80 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of bartenders currently sit between $15.00 per hour and $20.00 per hour. To be considered a top earning bartender you would be expected to be making in excess of $20.00 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $15.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile. However interestingly, the average pay range for an bartender can vary significantly (by as much as $16.20 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.
Bartender salaries in California
DirectlyApply is currently seeing a high demand for bartenders in California with a bartender in this region making an average salary of $17.69 per hour. To make a wider comparison, out of the 50 states, California comes in -1th position for pay. When comparing with the national average salary, we calculate that on average, a bartender in California is making -12% less than the national average. DirectlyApply scans millions of jobs a day in order which enables us to constantly update our database and provide an accurate reflection of the salary range for bartenders.
How does bartender pay compare across the United States?
under -7% less than national average
-4% to -7% less than national average
-1% to -4% less than national average
within 1% of national average
4% to 1% above national average
7% to 4% above national average
7% above national average